Final results from the 5 Nations International Fly Fishing Championship fished on the Upper Blackwater catchment in the Cork/Kerry area have been confirmed.

Team Scotland
Team Scotland

Team Scotland held off a gallant Irish team in the 4th and final session to claim the 5 Nations International Fly Fishing Championship. Scotland led from day 1 but a huge effort by the irish team pushed them right down to the wire. Belgium held off reigning champions england to gain bronze.

Team Ireland
Team Ireland

The Inland Fisheries Ireland sponsored 5 Nations International Fly Fishing Championship has been a major success. The organising committee have been receiving emails and messages of congratulations from all the participants for a fantastic week of great fishing hospitality entertainment great food and enjoyment.

Ivor Cox
Ivor Cox, Ireland, competing in the 5 nations international fly fishing championship in Kanturk

Once again our wild trout fisheries have proved to be the best in the world and all the competitors were in awe of the beautiful locations in Cork and Kerry. Some of the anglers have already booked family holidays for the region before the angling season ends.

A lovely trout caught during the 5 Nations

The most effective methods on the rivers were nymphs and dry flies in very small sizes. Hares ear and pheasant tails in size 16 to size 22s. Competition days on the lakes were windy and pulling traditional wet flies proved the most effective.

The individual gold went to England with Ireland gaining silver and Scotland bronze
Full results as follows

  1. Team gold Scotland
  2. Team silver Ireland
  3. Team bronze Belgium

Individual placings are

  • Individual gold: Ben Bangham, England
  • Individual silver: John Buckley, Ireland
  • Individual bronze: Derick Logan, Scotland

Longest fish was shared by three Irish anglers; Mark Clelland, Harvey Hutchinson and Michael Twohig.

It was an organiser’s dream to see everyone enjoying themselves and promising to return.

The Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland would like to offer our gratitude to Inland Fisheries Ireland, National Parks and Wildlife Service, controllers, boatmen, Gouganebarra Anglers, Kanturk Trout Anglers, Loch Lein Trout Anglers and Killarney Salmon and Trout Anglers for their help and cooperation in making this international championship such a great success.

Congratulations to the winners of the team and individual events.

In a fish
In a fish

Day 1 report

The results are in from the first day of the 5 nations fly fishing championship in the Cork and Kerry region.
After the first 2 sessions Scotland have taken a strong lead with France in second place. Third is Belgium with Ireland and England very close behind.

Day 3 Report

At the end of session 3 things are really beginning to hot up. Scotland still hold a slight lead over the rest of the field. The main movers today are Ireland who have made significant inroads to Scotland’s lead are now in second place ahead of Eengland in 3rd and Belgium in 4th. Great performances on the River Allow and on Loch Lein have put them in a very strong position.

Report courtesy of TAFI